Berlin’s latest airport, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which has been under construction for nearly 8 years, has over 66,500 reported problems that need to be fixed before the airport can open according to German newspaper BZ in September 2013.
The problems were discovered after an 8-month assessment. Some of the most serious problems involve the fire alarm systems, cabling system and building plans.
The main north pier section of the airport has 10,400 problems, including missing walls necessary for fire protection and an incorrect fire resistance rating on about 462 walls.
The main pier in the middle of the airport has 24,900 problems including badly closed-off pipes and cables.
Other sections of the airport also have numerous problems ranging from missing software to faulty smoke detectors.
The airport was originally scheduled to open in 2010. However, the opening has been repeatedly delayed with the latest postponement moving the opening to 2015 at the earliest.